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Felix Zaffina

Born: Fri., Aug. 3, 1923
Died: Sun., Jun. 26, 2011


Visitation

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 28, 2011
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 29, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 29, 2011
Location: Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., Jun. 30, 2011


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Felix Zaffina, 87 a prominent Scottdale businessman, died peacefully Sunday evening June 26, 2011 at his residence in Scottdale surrounded by his loving and devoted family.
 
Felix was born August 3, 1923 in Kingview a son of the late Frank (Francesco) A. and Frances S. Stella Zaffina who passed away June 29, 1978 and July 23, 1992 respectively.
 
Felix was a devout Catholic and faithful member of St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale,  where he served as an usher for many years and a member of  former Holy Name Society of the Church. He was also a member of The Catholic Knights of Columbus.
He received his education in the Scottdale High School. Following his schooling he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II with the 3165th Signal Co. in Saipan and Hawaiian Islands for 30 months. He was the recipient of the WW II Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle Star and The Good Conduct medal. He was honorable discharged December 15, 1945 attaining the rank of CPL. Following his military service, Felix began his Beer Distributorship in Scottdale/Kingview beginning in 1947 to the present as owner and operator. Additionally he served on the board of directors of Malt Beverage Distributors Association of PA.
 
Felix was a member of various local organizations to numerous to mention. He was the founding member of Upper Tyrone Water Authority where he served on the Board Of Directors for many years.
 
Felix leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Frances T. Marhefka Zaffina whom he married May 22, 1954.
 
His Daughter and three sons:
Diane Zaffina of Pittsburgh
Felix A. Zaffina, Jr. and his wife Kelly of Lower Burrell
Maurice Zaffina and his wife Paula of Greensburg
Edwin Zaffina and his wife Barbara of Scottdale
 
His seven Grandchildren:
Maurissa Zaffina
Laura Lee Zaffina
Macey Zaffina
Marcus Zaffina
Reno Zaffina
Edwin Zaffina, Jr.
Kylie Zaffina
 
His three sisters:
Theresa Marhefka of New Stanton
Angeline Blackburn of Scottdale
Catherine Kiliany of Scottdale
And a number of Nieces and Nephews
In addition to his parents, Felix was predeceased by:
Two brothers: Frank Zaffina (1926)
Francis “Frank” Zaffina (September 2, 2006)
 
Felix’s family will greet friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 West Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm and Wednesday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.
 
A blessing service for Felix will be held Thursday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 am in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Scottdale, with his Pastor, The Rev E. George Saletrik as Celebrant.
 
Committal services and interment will follow in St. John the Baptist RC Cemetery, Scottdale with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard.
 
St. John's  Ministry of Consultation will conduct a memorial service Wednesday at 12:45 PM in the Funeral Home.
 
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to St. John the Baptist RC Church, 416 South Broadway Street, Scottdale 15683 in memory of Felix Zaffina.
 
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Nicole Demagall
   Posted Tue June 28, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. May god bless you and carry you all through this difficult time.

Joanne JAMIESON
   Posted Wed June 29, 2011
Dear Aunt Frances and our extended family, we send our deepest condolences to you during this sad time. Uncle Felix will always be remember by us. May he rest in peace. All our love
Joanne, David, Alec and Nikki Jamieson
Franca Stella and Carmella Stella
Melbourne, Australia

Robert and Christi McClintock, North Augusta, South Carolina
   Posted Wed June 29, 2011
Aunt Frances-
Uncle Felix was a great man who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
With Love,
Rob and Christi

Jim Sebek
   Posted Wed June 29, 2011
Zaffina family our heart and prayers to the entire family, as Felix military record shows he was a honorable man and showed respect for everyone, our deepest condolences and may god bless your entire family. Sebek Family

Susan (Briercheck) Stoner
   Posted Thu June 30, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Felix was such a wonderful man, and I am sure you and your family will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Don and Sue Stoner

Sonny and Cathy Tofani
   Posted Thu June 30, 2011
Zaffina family our heartfelt sympathy to your family for the loss of such a wonderful man....We are so very sorry we did not make the viewing but we just found out about Felix''s passing this morning, please know that we would have been there to express our condolences had we had known sooner. Please know that your entire family is in our heart and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Love
Sonny and Cathy Tofani

Sonny and Cathy Tofani
   Posted Thu June 30, 2011
Zaffina family our heartfelt sympathy to your family for the loss of such a wonderful man....We are so very sorry we did not make the viewing but we just found out about Felix''''s passing this morning, please know that we would have been there to express our condolences had we had known sooner. Please know that your entire family is in our heart and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Love
Sonny and Cathy Tofani

Jim Carson
   Posted Thu June 30, 2011
I am working out of the country and could not attend the viewing or Mass today, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially Mrs. Zaffina and her family. I will always have fond memories of Mr. Zaffina and enjoyed talking with him. Peace, Jim Carson the Uncle

Vanetta Frund Lincoln
   Posted Thu June 30, 2011
My father Duane Frund''s birthday was June 29th. I''m sure he was happy to see Felix enter the gates of heaven on his earthly birthday. I am so sorry I did not get to be with your family Francis but I just found out today about Felix. What a great man he was and what great memories he leaves to everyone that knew him or is related to him. You and the family have been blessed with a great man that has left a great legacy, same as my father has. Many blessings and prayers go out to all of you. I miss seeing all of you. Love, Vanetta Frund Lincoln

Wendy-The Other Office
   Posted Sun July 03, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. May god bless you and carry you all through this difficult time

Maria Celano
   Posted Tue July 05, 2011
Dear Aunt Frances and family

our prayers are with you.

Love from Maria Celano and family
and Stella family in Melbourne, Australia

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